Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweet Smell of Success

More than 50 years after it first hit theaters this movie still cuts like a knife. The acting is superb, particlarly Tony Curtis’ performance as the slimy PR man who is willing to do anything — to anybody — to get his client’s name in the paper. Burt Lancaster matches him beat for beat with his chilling portrayal of a powerful columnist who uses his clout to create and kill careers. From the score to the cinematograhy, it’s a near-perfect movie experience, and there are plenty of extras included to enrich the experience.

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